tallestsniper

The most expensive "scrap" I ever purchased. Worth it!

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I live near Fort Carson near Colorado Springs and I always slip a few bucks to my local scrap metal guy for when military brass gets dropped off to be melted down. I get a call in January, "Judah, you should come down here now." I drop everything, pull up in my truck to 4 guys looking into a 55-gallon drum. NICE, I get a grip of brass, right? Wrong. An Army officer is standing there with his arms crossed sort of frowning. I peer into the barrel and see HUNDREDS of crushed Colt M16A1 lower receivers. He said they must be from Vietnam or some other conflict, but all I could do is ask how much he wanted for the barrel. Long story short, he got a down payment for a new vehicle and helped load it in my truck. The top of the barrel had nice stuff, the bottom of it just shards, but I managed to get my metal buddy some work by making these. What do you think? 
EDIT: Due to being flooded with emails I have listed front and rear sections in the collector forum.Thanks for looking!

 

 

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Timing is everything! Glad they didn't go to the smelter.

Thanks for sharing the story.

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I think I need one of those “dog tag” key fobs!

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I assumed this post was his way of backdoor advertising his gunbroker keychain auctions.

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Actually ..... he posted his ad over on the Collectors board .....

this post sorta explains how he can across the sheared receivers 

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